7 Spoopy Ways To Celebrate Halloween That Won't Scare You

7 Spoopy Ways To Celebrate Halloween That Won't Scare You

Scared of your own shadow? Join the club!

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Halloween, one of the most unavoidable holidays that gives into superstitions, sorcery, and sexy costumes of your beloved childhood cartoons. There is nothing worse than facing fears from a trick no one asked for when all you wanted was a treat.

To take a lesson from Monsters Inc., it's not "We Scare Because We Care," but instead, "It's Laughter We're After." Here are seven ways to have fun minus the fright this Halloween.

1. The freaks stay in at night.

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Not all monsters get out much, but they make the most of their damnation together while they can. Instead of making it a spooky night on the town, take the festivities inside your haunted house.

Play a Whodunit, Secret Santa-like game, ravage the kitchen and sink your teeth into gummy bugs, dirt-filled brownies, and zombie brain Jell-O. Have yourself a Monster Mash!

2. Movie marathon madness.

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Sometimes instead of going to a pizzeria, you order delivery instead. Sometimes, even answering the door can get annoying. Rather than leave a bowl of candy outside with a sign that reads, "Take One," take your own bowl of candy and treat yourself to a marathon of horrible tragicomedies. Welcome to the ha-ha-hacienda!

3. Pun intended.

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Scaring people is easy. Confusing people is an art. Think of it as an inside joke that only someone like you could appreciate. Create a costume of an ambiguous reference or from a cult classic film. Serve pumpkin spice, and just pumpkin spice.

Carve a picture of a pumpkin on a pumpkin, or simply the word pumpkin. Instead of expecting the unexpected, you'll be the unexpected.

4. Tricks can be sweet too.

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Halloween is celebrated one night out of the year, but no one said you couldn't have fun during the day. Start the morning right with dessert for breakfast or a nice Oreo filling toothpaste.

Have a friend call and mention you to another friend and at the end of the call, be right behind him or her for a surprise. Finish the evening with an Oreo cake baked with real fake cockroaches inside. Sounds like another happy Halloween.

5. Period party.

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If you're thinking it's a steampunk, eighteenth-century party, it's not that kind of period party. It's that time of the month again when the moon hits its cycle, and there will be blood. Women who have menstruation for the first time celebrate it with period parties.

That's right, women soothe the pain with velvet cake, pasta marinara, red wine, anything that reminds you of your blood type. So howl at the moon and have a bloody good time!

6. Candy crazed.

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Treat yourself. No truer words have ever been spoken or had more meaning than it does right now. Kids don't always get an allowance, so Halloween and candy is the closest thing to a job and salary they have.

You on the other hand don't have to go knocking on strangers doors for sugary sweets. You can walk into a store and pay for your candy and get as much as you want.

Plus, candy goes on sale the day after Halloween. Chances are your dentist will be disappointed by your delectable desires but you just can't quit your crush on candy, your candy crush.

7. Rest in peace.

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Some people like to believe in ghosts for the fun of it, but others believe that spirits live on. Remembering loved ones who have passed away is one of the more mindful ways to celebrate Halloween.

In the nineteenth century, trick-or-treating was called souling, where the poor went door-to-door praying for the families members' souls in exchange for soul cakes. No seances, no Ouija boards, no magic circles, only a meaningful memento to those who lived.

Halloween doesn't have to be spooky or poopy, but it can always be spoopy.

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Pentagrams is Wrong

Pentagrams and Jesus have more in common than you might think...
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Halloween may have just passed but horror movies are more popular than ever. Thus you more than likely have seen quite a few pentagrams. The pentagram has become heavily associated with the devil and evil practices. However, the pentagram (or pentacle) actually has no relation to the devil at all.


The pentagram is an incredibly common symbol in many different religions, including Christianity.

The pentagram is a common pagan/Wicca symbol. However, the earliest use of the pentagram was actually not from pagans, but from ancient Sumeria. In 6th century BCE, the symbol was used to represent the human body. In the physical form (head, arms, and legs) seen below, and elemental form (earth, air, fire, soul, and water).

The pentagram was also used in Judaism, representing the 5 books of the Torah.

Even in early Christianity, the pentagram was used to represent Christ’s five wounds. Christians thought the pentagram was actually protective, and it was a more common symbol of Christianity than the cross in early times. It was worn on amulets and jewelry. The pentagram actually symbolized Christ himself.

Some LDS churches still have pentagrams on the outside of them, and often receive a lot of backlash because of it.



"Christian Kabbalists of the renaissance were especially enamored of the pentagram, which they viewed as a mystical proof of the divinity of Christ – to them, it symbolized Christ as the Holy Spirit manifest in the flesh."

Simply put, the pentagram was used in a multitude of religions and beliefs.

The symbol started getting bad connotation in the 14th and 15th century, mainly because of the rise of occult practices (study of astrology, magic, alchemy, etc.) that used Judeo-Christian symbolism and beliefs. They used many symbols from Paganism and Gnostic religions, including the pentagram. The Christian church would (surprise surprise) accuse the practices of heresy. So naturally, anything associated with the occult practices became associated with heresy. Even though the pentagram was once a very common Christian symbol, the witch hunt craze in the Victorian times caused the symbol to the associated with paganism, witchcraft, and Satan.

In the 20th century, Hollywood adopts the pentagram as a symbol for evil and devil worship. The symbol creates quite a good shock value, so it’s put into almost every horror movie imaginable.

"For most of human history the pentagram has symbolized good things – the heavens, stars, health, scriptures, truth, and even the Savior, Jesus Christ . The adaptation of the pentagram into a Satanic symbol is a modern invention, another attempt of the Adversary to turn everything that is good into evil ( Isaiah 5:20)." Temple Study

The pentagram has no historical ties to evil or “Satan-worshipping”, and was simply given a bad name due to Hollywood and the emergence of the “Church of Satan”, who used the upside down pentagram with a goat head to symbolize their church (seen below) The “Church of Satan”, however, does not worship the devil or any evil presence (or believe in doing evil), they’re just atheists.

(Note: There is a multitude of backstories and origins to the pentagram. This article mainly talks about its ties to Christianity and Paganism in early times.)

Resources:

www.exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft

www.templestudy.com/2008/02/04/the-ancient-...

http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1893

www.paganspath.com/magik/pentacle1.htm

www.religionfacts.com


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9 Halloween Costumes We Hope To Never See After 2018

C'mon people. Lets get more original here!

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C'mon people lets get more original here! It's 2018, and people are still recycling the same costumes with no real creativity.

Here are 9 Halloween costumes that should be retired after this year's spooky season:

1. Army Girl

The oh so basic "you don't wanna fight with me" captions are officially old and camo is SO out!

2. Playboy/Hugh Hefner

We have officially paid our respects long enough, may he rest in peace. And may we invest in a piece of clothing that covers our entire body!

3. Boxers

We've definitely seen enough "you should see the other guy" captions, and it's just a waste of perfectly good drawing bruises around our eyes!

4. Nerds

C'mon. If you really were a nerd, you would not be wearing those suspenders with a crop top, that simply isn't practical!

5. School girls

Sister Mary would never approve of the length of that skirt or the height of those heels!

6. Fire fighters, policemen, nurses.. lets just keep the uniforms to the people that belong in uniforms yikes!

We've seen enough skin tight spandex costumes to last us a life time!!

7. Angels and devils and the corny captions that come with it

"Yes, it hurt when I fell from heaven.""Didn't even dress up this year"...blah blah blah, move on. You look adorable, but can def be more creative c'mon.

8. Cat..or any form of animal with ears

I don't think our beloved household pets would want to be represented in little tiny lingerie!

9. Holes

While always a nice comfortable classing, and I mean c'mon orange IS the new black. This is so painfully over-done now too!

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